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I am new to Linux. I have experience with SCO Unixware, so for the most part Linux is not totally foreign to me, but I have LOTS to learn about it. I configured my first install on Red Hat AS 3 recently (with the assistent of my senior engineer that is) and we are now having problems configuring printers from the printing gui in System Settings -> Printing.
Here is what is happening:
in the print configuration screen, i choose new. then i specify a name for the printer (prt04). No problems there. choose next. then i must select a que type, in which i choose SMB (this printer is tied to a windows box - pc31 and shared as prt04). then i click specify to give it the share info. I can't get past this screen. No error messages appear basically i enter the following info and no matter what i do i will not leave this screen:
workgroup = <blank>
server = pc31
share = prt04
username = guest
password = password
here is the kicker....i know that this information is correct because i have another redhat box that is connected to this exact same shared printer, and it is configured in exactly this same way...and it works.
the only differences that i have found between the 2 server's is the version of smbclient.
the server that is working has version 3.0.9-1.3E2
the server that is not working has versino 3.0.0-14.3E
Thanks for the reply,
Unfortunately that is not possible for me because it is not a networkable printer. It is connected to the XP machine via parallel cable. So in order for it to be on the network it must be shared from a pc. I can't connect it to the linux box either because the linux box is nowhere in proximity of where the printer needs to be.